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US says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

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President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations says "undeniable" evidence proves that Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicide

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A coroner says a Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a woman has died in an apparent suicide.

Trump's security paper offers stark vision of global rivalry

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Trump's "America First" vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for alliances, treaties and other international agreements unless they directly benefit the United States.

White House aims to sway opinion against 'chain' immigration

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The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

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International aid group Doctors Without Borders says its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.

UN chief: It's key to avoid miscalculations on North Korea

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for urgent efforts to create conditions for talks on North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat, saying it's important to avoid miscalculations that "make us sleepwalk into a war.".

As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

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Tensions over China's island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy.

Illness sidelines McCain, Cochran as tax vote nears

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A Senate Armed Services Committee hearing opened without John McCain in the chairman's seat and members of the panel unsure when he'd return to Congress.

Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

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Vice President Mike Pence is delaying his weekend departure for the Middle East as Congress nears completion of a tax overhaul.

Drone operator faulted in NY collision with helicopter

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Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft.

No Tannenbaum: Senator says rule keeps trees from US troops

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US Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal rule change that's stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook.

Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash

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Poland's Defense Minister says two explosions destroyed a plane in which the nation's president died in 2010 in Russia and called on President Vladimir Putin to "take responsibility for what has happened.".

Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss

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Steve Bannon has come under fire from fellow Republicans, shows no sign of abandoning his guerrilla war against the GOP establishment.

Suicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academy

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A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at a police academy in the capital.

The Latest: Putin backs efforts to find kids of IS fighters

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is concerned about the U.S. considering a pullout from key nuclear arms control pacts, adding that Moscow will stick to them.

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system.

Turkey summons FBI attache over testimony in US trial

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Turkey's official news agency says police have summoned an FBI official stationed in Turkey, in connection with testimony in a U.S. federal corruption case against a Turkish banker.

The Latest: Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somali police academy

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A Somalia police officer says that the death toll has risen to 17 in the suicide bombing Thursday at a police academy in the capital.

Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator

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Islamic nations come together at Turkey summit, seeking united stance against Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.

Australian bank faces more charges from financial watchdog

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Australia's financial crime intelligence agency has widened its allegations against the country's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, of failing to comply with measures to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing.

Tillerson's offer of talks with North Korea left hanging

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

The Latest: White House says it's still seeking Mideast deal

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The Latest: Abbas says Palestinians won't accept any role for US in Israeli-Palestinian peace process 'from now on'.

Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerability

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A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub.

Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

Elections chief: Automatic recount unlikely in Alabama race

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Alabama's election chief says it is "unlikely" that the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change even as Republican Roy looks to a possible recount.

Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

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Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas.

African anti-jihadi force gets $130 million at French meet

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French President Francois Macron is convening presidents, princes and diplomats to breathe life into a young African military force with a mission to counter the growing threat jihadi threat in the Sahel region.

Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping children

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Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping dozens of children as young as 11 months old.

US commander orders new probe into Somalia raid

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The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.

Rwanda-backed report alleges France's role in 1994 genocide

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New Rwanda-backed report alleges France's role in 1994 genocide that killed over 800,000.

Sweden to re-establish military unit on Baltic Sea island

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Sweden says it is establishing the nation's first new military regiment since World War II _ a unit of 350 soldiers that will be based on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland.

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet Video included

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump attacked her in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them.

UN court hears appeal in Serbian lawmaker's acquittal

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Prosecutors are set to explain to United Nations judges why they believe that the 2016 acquittal of a Serbian ultranationalist on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges should be overturned on appeal.

The Latest: Mali warns IS fighters could come to Africa

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French President Emmanuel Macron says Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide $100 million and the UAE $30 million to fight the jihadi threat in Africa's Sahel region.

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

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Philippine legislators have voted to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law by a year in the country's south due to continuing terrorist threats despite the defeat of a pro-Islamic State group siege.

NTSB El Faro probe highlights maritime safety issues

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Federal accident investigators have determined the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro that led to the deaths of 33 mariners in 2015.

Germany mulls more money for victims after Berlin attack

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The German government is considering increasing compensation for those injured or who lost loved ones in terror attacks, following criticism in the wake of last year's truck rampage in Berlin.

UN official: NKoreans say it is important to prevent war

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The UN. political chief says senior North Korea officials told him during his visit to the country last week "that it was important to prevent war" over its rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

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Flynn was feeling the pressure, anxious to get things settled before his guilty plea.

The Latest: Moore not conceding Senate race to Jones

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore's campaign says The Washington Post is not being let into his election night gathering in Montgomery.

Trump to release national security strategy next week

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President Donald Trump is set to unveil his first National Security Strategy next Monday.

Bangladesh: Accused NYC attacker followed radical preacher

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Bangladeshi officials say a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher but appeared to have no known links to local radical groups.

Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

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Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system.

US drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital

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US military says drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somalia's capital by al-Shabab.

NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro

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Federal accident investigators are set to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in 2015, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades in which 33 mariners were killed.

The Latest: Prosecutor: Bomb suspect wanted maximum damage

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An NYPD official says the man accused of detonating a bomb in the New York City subway wasn't known to authorities before the incident.

Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack

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A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the New York City subway system is adding new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration based on family ties.

New York commuters return to bombing site, shrug off attack Video included

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New York subway riders are shrugging off the city's latest terrorist attack.

Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to respond to the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea.

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says attack on New York City subway system showed in "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue.

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition.

Russian security agency says it busts IS suicide bomber cell

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Russia's top domestic security agency says it has detained three suspected members of a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group who have been preparing suicide bombings in Moscow.

German soldier charged in far-right plot against politicians

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German prosecutors have indicted a soldier accused of plotting to kill prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees _ a cased that raised concerns about extremism in the country's military.

2 teenage girl suicide bombers kill 4 in Nigeria's north

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A Nigerian official says two teenage girl suicide bombers attacked the town of Gwoza, in the country's north, killing at least four people.

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters; After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams 'chain migration'; World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit.

Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

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Republican Eric Greitens is earning a reputation for public displays of physical prowess and promoting them on Facebook.

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump.

UN: Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations

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North Korea's leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear and missile tests, the U.N. rights chief said Monday.

'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway Video included

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The New York Police Department is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square.

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident

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A federal appeals court has been asked to allow a class-action lawsuit against the Veterans Affairs Department by veterans who say they became ill from radiation exposure after responding to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway; Southern California wildfire explodes in size; chef Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations.

Charges: Turkish businessman exported US goods to Iran

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Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy.

The Latest: Suspect's family heartbroken, saddened by attack Video included

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Police say the pipe bomb explosion inside the New York City subway happened in an underground passageway.

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

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Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change.

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

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Tens of thousands of people have attended a Hezbollah rally, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war.

'Remember Me' songwriters on bittersweet Globes morning

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It's a bittersweet morning for the songwriters of "Remember Me" from "Coco.".

CBS' O'Donnell reports on sexual misconduct at Air Force

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CBS' O'Donnell learns story of former colleague Charlie Rose's sexual misconduct while in midst of reporting investigation on women victimized at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks

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The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels who killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo.

Russian military hosts UN officials at anti-mine center

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The Russian military has hosted a delegation of U.N. officials at its main anti-mine facility.

Car bomb kills journalist in Somalia capital, says witness

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A Somali journalist has been killed by a car bomb in the capital late Monday, says a fellow journalist.

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria Video included

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The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria.

EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the issues of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the chances of reinvigorating negotiations on the peace process.

Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

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Russia's Putin in Egypt for talks with President el-Sissi on their countries' rapidly growing ties.

Clarification: Sweden-Synagogue-Arson story

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Three people arrested over fire bomb attack on Swedish synagogue in Goteborg.

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

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Israel's defense minister is calling for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents carried out violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

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A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group's aim with her struggle to survive the Hiroshima atomic bombing.

The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decision

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Israeli police say that a security guard has been stabbed near Jerusalem's central bus station.

Ridge expects to leave Texas medical center before Christmas

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Spokesman: Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expects to leave Texas medical facility in time to be home for Christmas in Maryland.

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill Video included

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Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown.

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

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Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel.

Qatar buys 24 Typhoon fighters as part of $8 billion deal

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BAE Systems has agreed to sell 24 Typhoon fighter planes to Qatar as part of a 6 billion pound ($8 billion) deal with European defense contractors.

Kuwait names ruler's son as defense minister in shakeup

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Kuwait has announced new picks for Cabinet, with five out of 16 members hailing from the royal family, including the ruler's son who has been chosen to head the defense ministry.

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

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A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over.

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

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Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo amid wave of anger over Trump's decision on Jerusalem.

Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniques

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The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israel.

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has installed a 1,000 red paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament ahead of formally receiving the prize.

The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the nation the fight against the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations.

The Latest: Arab leader asks nations to recognize Palestine

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A senior official has confirmed that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in the West Bank this month because of U.S. recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

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A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school as students hid in their classrooms or in closets.

This week in odd news: Dino mash, big avocado, elf returns

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This week in odd news: Police say woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car; Woman hopes her 5-pound avocado is the world's largest; DUI suspect dances on car, flees on kid's scooter.

US gently urges Saudi Arabia to be more 'measured' overseas

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Saudi Arabia to be more "measured" in its military intervention in war-ravaged Yemen.

Report: Croat war criminal cremated after death at Hague

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Croatia's state TV says former general who died after taking what he said was poison at a UN war crimes court, has been cremated.

The Latest: Trump says his agenda 'cannot afford' Moore loss Video included

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President Donald Trump is touting statistics showing declining rates of illegal immigration to the US, saying "the numbers have been so incredible.".

14 Security Council member criticize US action on Jerusalem

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One by one, 14 members of the UN Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the United States, its remaining member.

15 UN peacekeepers killed, over 50 hurt in Congo attack

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'Large number' of UN peacekeepers killed and wounded in Congo attack: UN peacekeeping chief.

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world Video included

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Massive Palestinian rallies expected after Friday prayers over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Deputy national security adviser to leave White House

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Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will be leaving the Trump administration early next year.

New rule coming for US names mentioned in spy reports

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The national intelligence director is developing a stricter policy for revealing the identities of Americans named in classified reports.

The Latest: Tanzania president in shock over UN Congo attack

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The Latest: 14 UN peacekeepers killed, over 40 wounded in eastern Congo attack.

Appeals court hears arguments on updated Trump travel ban

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President Donald Trump's updated travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries is headed to a federal appeals court in Virginia.

The Latest: White House says president has called for calm

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The Latest: Al-Qaida urges followers to target US, its allies and Israel in response to Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

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Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested.

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

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President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Gaza Strip after rockets

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Israeli warplanes have struck Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel.

US foresaw a costly victory in war with NKorea _ in 1994

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In a nuclear standoff with North Korea more than two decades ago _ years before the authoritarian nation was close to having an atomic weapon that threatens America _ Washington was planning for war.

Russian FM: North Korea talks chances are low

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he believes the chances of dialogue to resolve the tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program are low.

Lebanon PM seeks international support at Paris summit

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The United States says it will voice support for Lebanon's "sovereignty, stability and independence" during a gathering of world diplomats in Paris.

Citizens' group seeks US accountability for CIA renditions

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Citizens' group joins with former Guantanamo Bay defense lawyers to highlight, denounce torture during interrogation of terror suspects.

Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

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Survivors will gather at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago.

Argentine judge seeks arrest of ex-President Fernandez

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A federal judge is asking Argentina's Senate to allow the arrest and trial of former President Cristina Fernandez for allegedly covering up the role of Iranians in a terror attack on a Jewish center.

Palestinians protest Trump move, more unrest feared

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Palestinians, Israelis and wider Middle East brace for fallout after Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

Leaders of Turkey, Greece air grievances at tense conference

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Athens for the first official visit by a Turkish president in decades, with his arrival overshadowed by comments he made on the eve of his visit concerning the peace treaty that determined regional borders.

AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea

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Sen. Tom Cotton says no one should be subjected to "trial by newspaper" on sexual harassment accusations like those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Senate approves bill to avert shutdown Video included

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The drama over whether the House will pass legislation preventing a weekend partial government shutdown is essentially over.

The Latest: Bosnian war crime suspect eager for deportation

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The government says an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud charge after he was accused of hiding his role in a 1995 Serbian massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians.

The Latest: Somalia calls Trump Jerusalem move 'dangerous' Video included

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The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan accuses Trump of throwing Mideast into 'ring of fire' by his Jerusalem recognition.

Trump signs proclamation for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday to be National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Trump signed the proclamation at a White House ceremony attended by six veterans of the attack.

The Latest: Cotton suggests China a hindrance on North Korea

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Sen. Tom Cotton says a repeal of the requirement that people get health insurance will be part of any tax bill passed by Congress.

Church Nativity scene honors victims of gun massacres

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A Catholic church in a Boston suburb is using its traditional Nativity scene to call attention to gun violence.

Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister.

Serb ultranationalist refuses to go back to Hague tribunal

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Serbia's extreme nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj says he won't attend an appeals hearing next week in his case before the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

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North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to criticize a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea.

Dozens of Ugandan troops withdrawn from Somalia duty

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Uganda's military says it has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from peacekeeping duty in Somalia.

Prosecutors seek prison term for ex-Miss Turkey

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Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking a maximum one year prison term for a former beauty queen who was stripped of her crown over a social media posting deemed to be "insulting" to the victims of last year's failed coup.

Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy Video included

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

Shulkin urges emergency aid for VA private health care soon

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In a fresh warning, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is urging Congress to pass billions in emergency funding for its ailing private-sector Choice health care program by year's end.

Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions Video included

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Muslims across the Middle East are warning of disastrous consequences if President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many ask what leaders can do beyond the vehement rhetoric.

Utah GOP rallies for Romney after Bannon remark on his faith

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Mitt Romney's allies are lashing out at former White House strategist Steve Bannon for saying that Romney and his family "hid behind" their Mormon religion to avoid military service.

Newly crowned by US as Israel's capital, Jerusalem is unique Video included

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Jerusalem, newly crowned by US as capital of Israel, is unique in many ways.

The Latest: Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital Video included

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she plans to call President Donald Trump to discuss his plan to relocate the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Pentagon: About 2,000 US troops in Syria

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The Pentagon says there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria _ four times as many as officials had publicly acknowledged as recently as last month.

Man charged with posting Prince George's photo to aid attack

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A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks.

Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration Video included

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

The Latest: White House encourages short-term spending fix

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The hard-right House Freedom Caucus is showing an openness to a deal that would prevent a partial government shutdown this weekend.

Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions

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A whistleblower tells House Democrats that during Trump's inauguration speech, national security adviser Michael Flynn texted an ex-business associate to say a private nuclear proposal Flynn had lobbied for would have his support in the White House.

Senators want probe of firm that defaulted on FEMA contract

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Seven left-leaning senators are urging an internal government watchdog to investigate how a tiny Florida company won more than $30 million in FEMA contracts following Hurricane Maria.

22 detained as Greeks mark 2008 police shooting of teenager

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Small groups of youths have clashed with Greek police before a demonstration to mark the ninth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager in Athens that sparked the worst rioting Greece had seen in decades.

The Latest: Palestinians in Gaza burn US, Israel flags

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The Latest: Turkish PM says Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital would make region's problems unresolvable.

Former White House official sworn in as DHS secretary

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Kirstjen Nielsen has been sworn in as the next Homeland Security secretary.

Doubts grow over UK government's preparation for Brexit

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Brexit negotiations must not be held up by disputes over Irish borders and that the issue should be tackled in phase two of departure talks.

Donald Rumsfeld working on book about Ford administration

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Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is working on a book about his years in former President Gerald Ford's administration.

Man held in terror plot to kill British prime minister

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British media are reporting that two men due in court on terror charges plotted to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May.

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings Video included

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US officials: Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital but US Embassy move to Jerusalem to be multi-year process.

Detentions spike, border arrests fall in Trump's first year Video included

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APNewsBreak: Border Patrol arrests plunge to 45-year low, deportation arrests soar in most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump.

UN: Myanmar's Rohingya likely faced crimes against humanity

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The U.N. human rights chief says actions by Myanmar's government to "dehumanize" the Rohingya minority are likely to fan more violence and draw in communities from across the region.

Maltese court charges 3 with murder of journalist, 7 on bail

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A Maltese court has charged three men with the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb, and it freed seven others on bail pending further investigation.

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings Video included

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Abbas' adviser says Palestinian leaders would 'stop contacts' with US if Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Latest: Trump to declare Jerusalem as Israeli capital Video included

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The Latest: Turkey warns US that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is 'red line' for Muslims.

Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

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With Yemeni rebels' killing of ex-President Saleh and collapse of their alliance, chaos of civil war deepens.

Massachusetts sailor who died at Pearl Harbor to be buried

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A sailor from Massachusetts who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 76 years ago is being buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Protesters decry corruption in Ukraine, prevent arrest

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Ukrainian authorities have detained the former president of Georgia who has emerged as an anti-corruption campaigner.

Ridge out of hospital, into rehab following heart attack

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Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is out of the hospital more than two weeks after suffering a heart attack and is continuing his recovery in a Texas rehabilitation facility.

Homeless Samaritan buys home with money from fundraiser

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A homeless man who used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist outside Philadelphia has bought a home with some of the nearly $400,000 the woman he saved raised for him.

UN urges Kosovo to stop citizens from joining terror groups

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The United Nations calls on Kosovo to have a clear communication strategy to demotivate potential fighters joining Islamic terror groups in Syria and Iraq and offer more employment possibilities and education.

House passes legislation to restrict US aid to Palestinians

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The GOP-led House has overwhelmingly approved legislation to withhold U.S. financial aid to the Palestinian Authority until it takes credible steps to end what lawmakers say is a practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis.

Senate confirms Nielsen to head Homeland Security

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The Senate has confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

The Latest: White House working on avoiding shutdown Video included

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House Republican leaders are sticking to their plan for a short-term extension to keep the government open despite opposition from the hard-right Freedom Caucus.

UK concert attack might have been stopped, review says

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An independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggests the deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently.

Case against 9/11 defendant starts to emerge at Guantanamo

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An FBI agent has started describing the case against a Saudi citizen accused in the Sept. 11 attack for the first time since the prisoner was arraigned on capital charges at the Guantanamo Bay detention center more than six years ago.

Pentagon: 'Troubling' lapses in giving criminal data to FBI

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The Pentagon says it found a "troubling" number of failures this year by the military services to alert the FBI to criminal history information.

Appeals court hears case of Russian Taliban fighter

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Lawyer for former Russian military officer who got life sentence for leadingTaliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan says his client should have been treated as lawful combatant, not as a criminal.

Kosovo's president wants int'l missions to leave country

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Kosovo's president has openly called for the international missions to leave the country and complained of discrimination along its path to join the European Union.

US officials say Trump has cast wider net for deportations

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A top immigration official says people in the country illegally have good reason to be worried about getting deported under President Donald Trump.

Saleh's death puts Yemen's war at a crossroads

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Former Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh's death on hands of his own allies, the Shiite rebels known as Houthis, has put the impoverished nation's 3-year civil war at a crossroads, and there are several widely differing directions it could now go.

AP Interview: Russian lawmaker wonders why Flynn lied to FBI

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A senior Russian lawmaker says he can't understand why President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn failed to immediately reveal the truth about his contacts with the Russian ambassador.

The Latest: UN rights body passes Rohingya crimes measure

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A top Myanmar diplomat has rejected allegations by the U.N. human rights chief that the country's government has taken action to "dehumanize" Rohingya Muslims.

Treasury targets cleric accused of helping IS recruits

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The Treasury Department is targeting a Jamaica-based Islamic cleric accused of helping recruit Islamic State militants.

Canada demands border access for any Ukraine peacekeepers

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Canada's foreign minister says her country would welcome a peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine but only if it could have access to border areas with Russia.

Syria says it shot down 3 Israeli missiles near Damascus

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Syria's state news agency: Syrian air defense shoots down 3 Israeli missiles targeting a military post near Damascus.

South Sudan wants thousands sheltering in UN camps to leave

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South Sudan wants 200,000 civilians sheltering in UN camps to leave, even as fighting rages on.

Finland: Russian plane likely violated its airspace

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Finland's defense ministry says a Russian Tupolev Tu-154 likely has violated the Finnish airspace.

Trump's tweet adds to allies' worries about legal problems

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Shifting explanations for why President Donald Trump fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn are renewing questions over whether Trump may have obstructed an ongoing investigation of potential contacts between his campaign and Russia.

Trump's tweet raises obstruction specter, worries allies

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President Donald Trump fired off a series of weekend tweets taking aim at targets old and new, criticizing the FBI and raising questions about the special prosecutor's investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to his campaign.

Malta announces 10 arrests in journalist's car bomb killing

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Malta's prime minister has announced the arrest of 10 suspects in the Oct. 16 bombing murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

1963 church bombing echoes throughout Alabama Senate race

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A deadly act of racism is echoing in Alabama's U.S. Senate race.

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